Jazz Caliente
12:00 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Latin Jazz nominees for tonight's Latin Grammy Awards

The 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will  air live  in the United States on the Univision Network  from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) tonight.

Here are the nominiees for the Best Latin Jazz Album:

Jerry González y El Comando De La Clave:  best known for his ground-breaking Fort Apache Band, Jerry's other projects include a big band and Los Piratas del Flamenco.

Chuchito Valdes Live in Chicago:  yes, the son of Chucho Valdes and the grandson of Bebo Valdes.  Talent and energy run in the family.

Tania Maria--Tempo:  pianist, singer, composer, bandleader.  Her specialty is a blend of samba, bossa nova, Afro-Latin, Pop and Jazz fusion.

Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard--Chano y Dizzy:  a tribute to the musical collaboration of American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo.

Arturo Sandoval--Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You):  another loving tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, mentor to so many musicians and supporter of Afro-Cuban jazz.

Two other nominees to watch, in the Best Instrumental Album category:

Miguel Zenón--Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook:  a beautiful collection of songs from Zenón's ancestors, beloved by generations of Puerto Ricans.

Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian--Further Explorations:  the trio "further explores" the music of Bill Evans.

Listen for the best in Latin Jazz on Jazz Caliente, Thursdays at 2 pm on KPLU's Mid Day Jazz!

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